The Best Football Players Ever

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List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. Fans will also enjoy the best NFL coaches of all time and the best NFL quarterbacks currently in the league. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.
Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.

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  1. 1
    + 10,378
    - 4,208

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Wide receiver

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  2. 2
    + 8,800
    - 3,971


    Quarterback

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  3. 3
    + 8,391
    - 2,961


    Running back

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  4. 4
    + 8,589
    - 3,406


    Running back

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  5. 5
    + 6,323
    - 3,060


    Linebacker

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  6. 6
    + 5,717
    - 2,981


    Running back, Fullback

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  7. 7
    + 7,958
    - 5,134

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Quarterback

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  8. 8
    + 6,875
    - 5,095

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Quarterback

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  9. 9
    + 4,785
    - 2,326


    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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  10. 10
    + 5,706
    - 2,432

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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  11. 11
    + 4,614
    - 2,302


    Quarterback

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  12. 12
    + 4,537
    - 2,604


    Quarterback

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  13. 13
    + 4,729
    - 2,182


    Running back

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  14. 14
    + 4,424
    - 2,165


    Quarterback

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  15. 15
    + 4,730
    - 2,488


    Linebacker

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  16. 16
    + 4,149
    - 1,844


    Wide receiver

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  17. 17
    + 3,540
    - 1,790


    Linebacker, Center

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  18. 18
    + 4,477
    - 1,201

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

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  19. 19
    + 3,579
    - 1,443


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  20. 20
    + 3,418
    - 1,467


    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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  21. 21
    + 3,104
    - 1,867

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Quarterback

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  22. 22
    + 3,518
    - 1,637


    Quarterback

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  23. 23
    + 2,588
    - 1,374


    Running back

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  24. 24
    + 3,419
    - 1,407


    Defensive end

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  25. 25
    + 2,676
    - 1,285


    Running back

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  26. 26
    + 2,576
    - 1,121


    Wide receiver

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  27. 27
    + 3,038
    - 1,644


    Running back

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  28. 28
    + 1,994
    - 1,214


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  29. 29
    + 1,971
    - 1,137


    Quarterback

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  30. 30
    + 2,469
    - 1,443


    Quarterback

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  31. 31
    + 2,099
    - 1,253


    Linebacker

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  32. 32
    + 2,415
    - 1,570

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Tight end

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  33. 33
    + 2,081
    - 1,051


    Running back

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  34. 34
    + 1,790
    - 722

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

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  35. 35
    + 2,071
    - 1,109


    Running back

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  36. 36
    + 2,128
    - 1,177


    Quarterback

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  37. 37
    + 1,820
    - 613

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

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  38. 38
    + 1,850
    - 937


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  39. 39
    + 2,515
    - 1,296


    Quarterback

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  40. 40
    + 1,811
    - 708

    ranked low on reranks
    Wide receiver

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  41. 41
    + 1,685
    - 1,052


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  42. 42
    + 2,040
    - 1,301


    Quarterback

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  43. 43
    + 1,702
    - 973


    Free Safety

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  44. 44
    + 1,831
    - 1,159

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Running back, Return specialist

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  45. 45
    + 1,830
    - 1,273

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    Quarterback

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  46. 46
    + 1,698
    - 768

    ranked low on reranks
    Strong Safety

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  47. 47
    + 1,316
    - 525

    ranked low on reranks & added by coolmiles
    Tight end

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  48. 48
    + 2,161
    - 1,138

    ranked low on reranks
    Quarterback

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  49. 49
    + 1,458
    - 1,092

    often listed & ranked high on reranks

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  50. 50
    + 1,430
    - 690


    Defensive end

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